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Old 05-10-2013, 11:42 AM   #1
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I have just got this pair of wire cutters today, but I am unfamiliar with this type of cutter. They are WaA marked, but should they have insulated handles?
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:46 AM   #2
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:29 PM   #4
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Yes, bakelite handles are gone, otherwise beautiful yellow carrier!

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Old 05-10-2013, 12:35 PM   #5
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Yes, seems the rolled cardbord and bakelite handles are missing. No boubt, nice cover.

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Old 05-10-2013, 12:41 PM   #6
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It looks like there were also uninsulated original ones (which never had insulation), I also have a pair and it looks like there never was insulation on them.....

Same maker with the hollow upper part

Btw, lovely carrier !!



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Old 05-10-2013, 12:41 PM   #7
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I have seen these in all original sandgelb paint without the bakelite/cardboard handle wrapppings and without doubt never having them.

Perhaps later war they omitted the wrapping? The ones starting the thread seems to have had them though.

I suppose they were meant for insulating if cutting electric wires.

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Old 05-10-2013, 12:43 PM   #8
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You just beat me to it Tom
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within seconds !!!!!
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Well, something new...there were some without the cardboard handles Would they be late war or a maker's variation?

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A very nice piece of fieldgear ! I can't remember where I read it, but I have always been convinced they had existed with and without insulations handles.

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Old 05-11-2013, 02:30 AM   #12
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Thanks for the help, very interesting. I can’t see any sign of grips ever been in place. It would be good to see more examples of cutters made by jxb to see if any have grips.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:05 AM   #13
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A simple search on google (jzb drahtschere) gave the following ones...

One on Weitze.net



and one with our great seller (ahem) Wehrmachtsdepot on ebay



Both without handles, so it is too much of a coincidence that all jzb's have their handles removed.....

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Yes, I must be this specific maker. All these shears seems to be stamped-hollow forged. Well, interesting information for the record. Do they have any production date on them?

Tom, has you pair been re-shaped?

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Old 05-12-2013, 12:57 AM   #15
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I googled a bit and also found wire cutters with maker mark HDK (capital letters, so probably not a 3-letter code)

The also are "hollow" like the jzb's , so maybe thats a sign these are not insulated....

And.. I don't know what went wrong with mine....

They are in a crate and I have to look them up before I can say if they were reshaped...... but I guess so

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